THE THREE MEDIEVAL TENORS

 

Thursday, 13 August 2015 at 8 pm
St Peter's Church, Radovljica

THE THREE MEDIEVAL TENORS
Great Britain

John Potter tenor
Christopher O'Gorman tenor
Rogers Covey-Crump tenor

Conductus – the Forgotten Song of the Middle Ages
13th-century music and poetry

The concert is accompanied by a specially created film by Michael Lynch.

Free vocal workshop with the performers on Friday, 14 August from 10 am to 1 pm.

1308 The Three Medieval Tenors photo Paul Arthur
Photo: Paul Arthur

The late 12th century saw the emergence of coherent repertories of polyphonic music for the first time. Unlike the motet and organum, the conductus was not based on any pre-existing musical or poetic material and was regarded as the most significant form of poetic and musical utterance. The Three Medieval Tenors have been involved in an extensive research project re-inventing performance strategies and expressive rhetorical processes in this largely forgotten repertoire.

This concert and accompaning workshop are the result of research cunducted at the University of Sauthampton between 2010 and 2014, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and entitled Cantum pulcriorem invenire: Latin Poetry and Music, c1180–c1320.

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